The Outsider

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2005
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. LL
    Jan 24, 2007
    10
    Damn nice........ socially.......... morally........ indivisdualy
  2. ValA
    Oct 6, 2005
    10
    Rocks hard, says what he's thinking. I love it.
  3. LornaA
    Sep 27, 2005
    10
    As a listener to an exceedingly eclectic variety of music for over 40 years,I must say that this is right up there in the top of the CD's I own...near perfect. Best work Crowell has ever done. "Beautiful Despair" is knowing I will never write like Crowell on this release. Don't be put off by the "country" label. This transcends genre. I am buying copies for everyone I love.
  4. asdfaasdf
    Nov 18, 2005
    10
    good
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Rocks harder than any Crowell record in the past.
  2. The Outsider may be a cut below its predecessor, the artistic, critical, and commercial breakthrough that was Fate's Right Hand--perhaps the element of surprise is gone, perhaps the songs aren't quite as sharp, perhaps it's just not possible to catch lightning in a bottle twice in a row--but that was a tough act to follow, and this one's none too shabby.
  3. Billboard
    90
    The third in a trilogy of introspective masterworks sees no decline in genius but an uptick in rockability. [20 Aug 2005]